Is he immortal?

#1 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio

all the heroes from the forties who made it to modern times in Marvel has some explanation for why there still around except him, Cap was frozen, Nick Fury and Dum dum Dugan have the infinity formula and the original Human Torch was an android, Union Jack is a mantle that gets passed, and those without the don't have things like this are just really old now. The Namor the limit of his intro to the modern marvel universe was he got a shave and a dip in the water and bam same guy from the 40s alive and in his prime, my question is, is he immortal or do Atlanteans age so slowly that 60 to 70 years would make no visible difference?

#2 Posted by Aiden Cross (15513 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it was mentioned once that he has an extended lifespan, so not immortal. But just age really slowly. It's never explained why to my knowledge, but maybe (speculation time!) it has to do with his healing factor similar to Wolverines? Or it might have something to do that he lives in the cold/freezing water most of his life preserving him? Just guesses from my part.

#3 Posted by ReVamp (22860 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aiden Cross said:
I think it was mentioned once that he has an extended lifespan, so not immortal. But just age really slowly. It's never explained why to my knowledge, but maybe (speculation time!) it has to do with his healing factor similar to Wolverines? Or it might have something to do that he lives in the cold/freezing water most of his life preserving him? Just guesses from my part.
My interpertation in bold.
#4 Edited by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp: But from the late 40s up to when Johnny Storm found him he was living as an amnesiac bum on dry land so the cold depths of the oceans wouldn't really be a factor
#5 Posted by ReVamp (22860 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@ReVamp: But from the late 40s up to when Johnny Storm found him he was living as an amnesiac bum on dry land so the cold depths of the oceans wouldn't really be a factor
It could actually. Look at it this way, everytime he comes into full contact with the ocean his lifespan goes back to the extensive 1000 years or whatever. If he doesn't, he has myabe 50 years to live. The years a purely made up, but you get the point.
#6 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp: but he was in the exact same physical condition when Johnny found him as when he fought alongside cap in WW2 
#7 Posted by ReVamp (22860 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@ReVamp: but he was in the exact same physical condition when Johnny found him as when he fought alongside cap in WW2 
So? The symptoms might be different. I mean, you do understand this is purely fan speculation, right?
#8 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not immortal, he's just to arrogant to age. Look at Magneto.

#9 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp: yes I know its just speculation @TheCrowbar: Magneto has been deaged through various means 
#10 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@ReVamp: yes I know its just speculation @TheCrowbar: Magneto has been deaged through various means 
All a clever ploy to hide his true method of immortality.
#11 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar: I believe if Magneto could maintain youth through sheer will, he's not the kind of guy who wouldn't mention it
#12 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

#13 Posted by The Stegman (20867 posts) - - Show Bio

i have no idea....Namor grinds my gears

#14 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman: Him being an arrogant prick is aside from the point
#15 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, he's not immortal.

He just has and extended lifespan (causing him to age much more slowly than normal humans) which could be related to his unique human/Atlantean/mutant physiology

#16 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: that seems logical
#17 Posted by The Stegman (20867 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: well, as others say, i just think its one of his abilities to have extended longevity...however i don't think he'll live forever
#18 Posted by joshmightbe (24105 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman: well they say only the good die young and considering how big of an a$$hole he can be he's guaranteed a long life span 
#19 Posted by Rheged (619 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc said:

Nope, he's not immortal.

He just has and extended lifespan (causing him to age much more slowly than normal humans) which could be related to his unique human/Atlantean/mutant physiology

Yes.  It's been stated in comics that Atlanteans, and Namor, have an extended lifespan.
 
U-Man, who was active in WWII and is older than Namor, has also made appearances in the present, and hasn't aged either.  Ditto Warlord Krang, who led the team that dragged the pregnant Princess Fen back to Atlantis after she married Captain McKenzie.

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